The PGM Writes August 2016

Brethren as we approach the start of our new Mark Masonic year, I thought it a good time to bring you up to date with what is happening in the Province. First and foremost, I would like to thank all of those Brethren who supported the Annual General Meeting on the 14th July at Freemasons Hall. It really was a most spectacular event with an estimated 900 Brethren in the Grand Temple and approximately 570 dining.

Sadly, we had to close the dining list about 10 days before the meeting because of restraints placed upon us by the New Connaught Rooms. I apologize to those who missed out on what was a most enjoyable and fun festive board and would ask that next year you book earlier to avoid disappointment.

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Provincial Grand Officers Mess Meeting on 19th October 2016

A Wandering Jew
Our next Provincial Mess Meeting is coming up on the 19th October when a most interesting and yet very moving human story will be related.

You are cordially invited to attend a very special and poignant London Mark Provincial Mess annual lunch at the Imperial hotel, Holborn on Wednesday 19 October. The event will kick off at 12 when the bar will be open and our speaker will be at 12.30.

We will hear a unique and engaging talk from the Revd John Fieldsend about his haunting childhood experiences as a Jew being brought up in Germany under the Nazis, the parting from his parents (who both died in Auschwitz gas chambers) and his patriation to England.

A Glimpse into The World of James Bond, 007 on Saturday 29th October 2016

A Glimpse into The World of James Bond, 007

He’s everybody’s favourite Secret Agent. James Bond, 007, Licensed to Kill. Created by Ian Fleming and perpetuated in the world of film, and in our hearts, by some of the biggest Box Office names in the World.

We are offering you the opportunity to learn a little bit more about James Bond on Saturday 29th October at Mark Masons Hall, 86, St James’ Street, London when Attilio Grandani will again be hosting a Lecture/Dinner evening. The tickets are already on sale at only £48.00 each, and will be strictly limited. A great night out for Wives, Partners and Girlfriends to enjoy in a great venue with excellent.

We all look forward to seeing you.

Burns Night January 20 - 22nd January 2017 A Great way to celebrate with old and new friends alike

One of the highlights of the Provincial calendar is always the Burns Night Weekend, which takes place in the magnificent Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth. The hotel is set on a dramatic cliff top seafront location, and features an indoor pool, sauna and fitness studio. It’s 5 minutes from the town centre.

This is one of the most prestigious Social Events that we celebrate. It's an exceptionally good way to have a weekend of fun and entertainment whilst meeting old and new friends alike.

Hope for Tomorrow CD Now on Sale

The Hope for Tomorrow CD was released (escaped!) on 14th July and enjoyed a very good reception. From the responses we have received, it seems to be going down well and contains a little bit of something for everyone.
There will be ample opportunity during the coming months to purchase one of these, as Chris & some fine, upstanding volunteers will be visiting Lodges on Delegations and will have them for sale on the night.

For only £10 you will receive a CD put together by members of this wonderful degree (including our new DPGM!!) and also be able to listen to a very talented young lady who is just making her start into the music business - all for your listening pleasure.

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The New 500 Club has given £1,600.00 to the winners and £1,600.00 to local London Charities.

The 500 Club has been giving away great cash prizes and since 1999 and provides London Mark and R.A.M. Lodges, individual Brethren and their families with the opportunity to win cash prizes: while at the same time generating donations for our Charities. 50% of the contributions go to Charity and 50% is handed back to subscribers at the Annual Prize Draw.

This year’s draw took place last Thursday 2nd June at the meeting of the London Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge 1870 where a total of seven prizes were won, ranging from £500 to £50. The Club was also delighted to be able to match the prizes with charitable donations of £400 to each of our four nominated local charities.

Roll of Honour. Minibus Appeal has changed to the Mobile Chemotherapy Bus Appeal

The minibus appeal has supplied 6 mini buses for RMBI Homes and no more are needed. As so many Lodges have indicated that they would like the appeal to continue to give them the chance of reaching the Platinum level and receiving an Axe, it has been decided to let the Appeal continue for the time being.

A very big thank you to all those who have supported the appeal by purchasing a tie-slide.

Check out the attached Roll of Honour and see if your name is there.

Check out the Lodge Roll of Honour and see the Lodges that have attained awards.

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